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September 29, 2009

Produce task force hosts USDA, FDA experts

Alex Hitt's farm
Farmer Alex Hitt (center) talks about postharvest handling at the Peregrine Farm packing shed.(Debbie Roos photo)

The N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force hosted the Food & Drug Administration in Raleigh for a Small Farm Produce Safety Listening Session on Sept. 28. Senior advisers and policy experts from both the FDA and the USDA listened to a panel of North Carolina small farmers as they shared their thoughts and concerns about impending produce safety legislation.

After the listening session, the FDA and USDA folks visited two area small farms: Peregrine Farm and McAdams Farm. View more photos from the event at Growing Small Farms.

Posted by Natalie at September 29, 2009 09:50 AM